Articles by Susan Sutton

Survey Says!

Of the total respondents, the majority (73.7%) believe that interest rates are artificially low. A smaller majority (57.9%) think that the zero interest rate will lead to inflation, and the same number (57.9%) believe that it’s time for the Fed to boost the rate.
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Our October Issue is Online-and Digital!

The October issue features a number of articles regarding material advances, as well as industry regulations, glass glazing, refractories and more. Be sure to check out the digital edition as well!

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INSIDE CI: Is the U.S. Losing Its Edge?

The monthly roundup from Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.
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Survey Says!

Last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll focused on President Obama’s decision to add tariffs for some Chinese tire imports over the next three years. Participants’ opinions were split evenly at 50% for and 50% against the idea.
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Small Business Financing Options

I recently came across "Looking Beyond Loans: Where to Find Financing Now” and wanted to share it with you.
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Survey Says!

In last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers about the Obama administration’s new manufacturing “czar,” Ron Bloom. The majority of respondents (88.2%) do not believe that Bloom has the experience necessary to solve the problems faced by U.S. manufacturing.
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There's Good News and Bad News

Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, said earlier this week that the recession is over and that the economy has entered a recovery period. That’s good news, right? Well, unfortunately, he also said that we’re not going to feel like we’re in a recovery for quite a while yet.
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Reaching a Milestone

Membership in the Ceramic Industry LinkedIn group currently stands at 298. We’d love for you to join us and help us reach the 300-member mark!
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"I Hear America Singing"

This morning, I couldn’t stop imagining a neighborhood made up of 9/11 victims’ families, each home missing at least one someone. The scope of the loss is truly appalling.
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Survey Says!

Last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll focused on the Cash for Clunkers program and the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit. Of the two programs, Cash for Clunkers was more popular among respondents and the people they know.
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